Bridget Trogden

Dean of Undergraduate Education and Academic Student Services (UEAS); Professor of Education, American University

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About Bridget

Trogden's research focuses on the power of pedagogical interventions and institutional transformations to improve student learning in STEM courses, gateway courses, and across the undergraduate curriculum. Trogden's major themes in contributions include nonpartisan, cross-disciplinary voter engagement; student involvement, infusion of real-world/Global Challenges/wicked problems into education; and changes faculty can make to their classrooms to improve equity.

In the News

Opinion: "Five Things You Should Know About Connecting Democracy and the Curriculum," Bridget Trogden (with Crystal Harris, Connie Jorgensen, Laura Lovett, Soji Oakomolafe, and Nancy Thomas), Faculty Focus, May 10, 2023.


"Mapping and Making Meaning from Undergraduate Student Engagement in High-Impact Educational Practices" (with Bridget Trogden and Nathan K. Biyani ). Innovative Higher Education (2022).

Presents an institutional strategy for longitudinal collection of data to explore equity in high-impact educational practices and how disaggregation of student data supports institutional change.

"Looking Back, Moving Forward" (with Kyle David Anderson and Moryah Jackson). AAC&U (2021).

Describes how education focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion should be incorporated across the curriculum.

"Using Your Sphere of Influence to Impact Culturally Responsive Assessment," National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, April 2021.

Provides a lens for improving student-focused learning and teaching through assignment design.

"The Role of Faculty in Student Democratic and Voter Engagement" (2020).

Explains the how and why of the faculty role in nonpartisan student voter engagement.

"All Students Are Science, Why We Need To Educate Students To Be Members of a Science-Proficient Society" (with Christopher G. Murphy). AAC&U (2011).

Makes the argument that regardless of student major, students need education and training in how scientific issues impact society and vice versa.